Earlier today, Indian Air Force expressed that the trailer of Anil Kapoor and Anurag Kashyap’s AK vs AK hurt their sentiments. They objected that Anil is wearing the IAF uniform inaccurately in the clip and that he is using foul language which isn’t accepted by the IAF. They even asked the makers to remove the clip.
They took to their Twitter account and wrote, “The IAF uniform in this video is inaccurately donned & the language used is inappropriate. This does not conform to the behavioural norms of those in the Armed Forces of India. The related scenes need to be withdrawn. @NetflixIndia @anuragkashyap72 #AkvsAk.”
Now when Anil Kapoor after reading this took to his social media and shared a video. The actor said, “It has come to my attention that the trailer of my film AK vs AK has offended some people. As I am wearing an IAF uniform while using unparliamentary language. I would like to sincerely offer my humble apologies for unintentionally hurting anyone’s sentiments. I just like to supply some context to hopefully help you understand how things came to be this way. My character in the film is in the uniform because he is an actor playing the role of an officer when he finds out that his daughter has been kidnapped.”
“The anger and rage that he portrays is that of an emotionally distraught father. It was only in the interest of remaining true to the story that my character was still in the uniform on his quest to find his missing daughter. It was never my intent or the intent of the filmmakers to disrespect the Indian Air Force. I have always had the utmost respect, gratitude for the selfless service of all our defence personnel and so I truly apologise for unintentionally hurting anyone’s sentiment.”
Have a look at his post here:
This video has been retweeted by Netflix account too. Apologising to IAF, they wrote, “Hon. @IAF_MCC , our intention would never be to disrespect the Armed Forces of India in any regard. AK Vs. AK is a film in which Anil Kapoor and his co-stars are playing themselves as actors.”
“At no point does the film represent the Indian Air Force or our Armed Forces. We have nothing but the highest respect for the brave people protecting our nation.”